AMSC/CMSC 466 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

FALL 2011

Section 0102 EGR 1102 TTh 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Instructor: Dr. Peter Wolfe

Office MTH 3314, Phone 405-5149, e-mail pnw@math
Office Hours: M-F 11:00-11:59 a.m. (or by appointment).       

Text: Elementary Numerical Analysis by Atkinson & Han.3rd ed., Wiley 2004, ISBN 0-471-43337-3.

Additional reference:   Afternotes on Numerical Analysis by G.W. Stewart., SIAM 1996, ISBN 0-89871-362-5 (pbk.)

Syllabus:   We will cover all or parts of chapters 1 through 7 in Atkinson & Han.

Course Objectives:   This course is intended to introduce students to some of the basic ideas in Numerical Analysis. We will supplement our theoretical work with computer work using MATLAB.

Introduction to MATLAB: Here is a short introduction to MATLAB that can be downloaded in either pdf or postscript format
Click here for postscript . Click here for pdf .
For further information on MATLAB, I recommend A Guide to MATLAB by Hunt, Lipsman & Rosenberg.

Exams and Assignments:   There will be two midterm exams, six assignments to be handed in and a final exam on Monday, December 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The first midterm exam will be on Thursday, October 20. It will cover material from chapters 1,2,4 & 6 in Atkinson. It will be based on the material covered in class and on homework assignments. Be sure to bring a calculator.

The second midterm exam will be on Thursday December 1. It will cover material on least squares, chapter 5 and sections 3.1-3.3 in Atkinson. Again, calculators will be required.

Grading:   Approximately 40% midterms, 30% assignments, 30% final exam.


Assignment #1   Due September 20,2011.
Assignment #2   Due October 6,2011.
Assignment #3   Due October 25,2011.
Assignment #4   Due November 10,2011.
Assignment #5   Due November 29,2011.
Assignment #6   Due December 13,2011.

Sample First Hour Exam
Sample Second Hour Exam

Weights and nodes for Gauss-Legendre integration
Weights and nodes for Gauss-Laguerre integration

Interpolation with Polynomials and splines

Example of divided differences

Course Evaluation is now online ! To fill out an evaluation form for this course click here. We urge you to do this. Responses are due by December 14.